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How to Be Eucharist

εὐχαριστία eucharistia berakah בְּרָכָה
Thank…
November 23, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Visio Divina of Life

As a Benedictine Live-In Experience volunteer, I have many departments…
November 17, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Connecting With You

The fall leaves glisten—reflective upon the lake this crisp…
November 15, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Life of a Live-In Volunteer

I am a Benedictine Live-In Experience volunteer. What a mouthful.…
November 10, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Taking a Moderate Risk

Recently, the monastery has had some cases of COVID. We’re…
November 8, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Not a Celebration, But a Funeral

You may know his name and appearance from "Star Trek." He has…
November 3, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Wind Chimes

I had just finished a long walk in our woods and was sitting…
November 1, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

A Tale of Grace

On my way to Saint Benedict’s for our annual Oblate Renewal…
October 27, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

COVID

If anyone was afraid of getting COVID, it was me. I actually…
October 25, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Mary

The playground was all hers. From the cooking fires, to the well,…
October 18, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Holy Humdrum

You might have gathered from some of my previous blogs that I…
October 11, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Kintsugi

“I wish I weren’t so shy. I don’t know what to say in conversations.”
“Why…
October 6, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Plowing the Field

On the first evening of my retreat in September, I watched as…
October 4, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Benedict’s Wisdom

Due to really difficult issues for me this past year, besides…
September 27, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

Not All is Lost

St. Anthony strengthens my belief in God. St. Anthony answers…
September 22, 2022/by Amanda Hackett

An Offering of Stability

Making my way into the kitchen brought silence. It’s easy to…
September 20, 2022/by Amanda Hackett